own cultural identity and experiences in cross cultural practice. A neighborhood that is free from violence, crime, and pollution gives children and adults a safe place for physical activity. 4 Physicians can practise in a more culturally competent manner by: ethnic groups share a commonality in cultural practices is widely acknowledged. Apart from language, which each The classification of foods as hot or cold is unrelated to temperature. Values: ADVERTISEMENTS: According to almost every author value is most important part of culture which affects our behaviour as a consumer. Hot foods are generally those foods which are salty, sour or high in animal protein, while cold foods 4. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to highlight the harmfulness and consequent negative effects of some of these practices on child health. : 3.2 Effective From: 13 March 2018 Expiry Date: 13 March 2021 Date Ratified: 01 March 2018 Ratified By: Health Equality and Wellbeing Committee 1 Introduction Faith may be an important part of a person’s life and patients, carers and staff There are a large number of factors which affect culture; the most important of them are described below: 1. can adversely or positively affect health conditions and 12. INTRODUCTION: Culture includes the values of a people and affects nurturing of children as well as illness attribution. The CASW Guidelines for Ethical Practice (2005) states that “social workers acknowledge and respect the impact that their own heritage, values, beliefs and preferences can have on their practice and on clients whose background and values may be different from their own” (p. 4). The values are beliefs and norms accepted by a society which is distinct from our cultures. Socio-cultural practices Harris et al., (1996), the social factors which make women in risks, such as poor nutrition, heavy work, powerlessness to make decisions, incorrect information on health services and inadequate service delivery, are mostly avoidable by considering the welfares of the culture in relation to maternal health. However, while some cultural practices are diffusing among the ethnic groups and some differences are diminishing as a result of intermarriages and migration, some cultural differences among the ethnic groups remain significant. socio-cultural factors affecting maternal health: a study of owukpa community, ogbadigbo l.g.a, benue state and obollo-eke community, udenu l.g.a, enugu state. Religion, Belief and Cultural Practice Policy Meeting the needs of Patients and Carers Version No. In spite of scientific discoveries, traditional practices that relate to health-seeking behaviors have persisted. a research work presented to the department of sociology and anthropology, faculty of the social sciences, university of nigeria, nsukka. A lack of cultural competence can affect patient safety and impact overall health outcomes, specifically regarding repeat hospital admissions, misdiagnoses, ordering unnecessary or inappropriate tests, and patient misunderstanding of treatment protocols. Neighborhood conditions are an important part of housing and can also affect your health. A home that is close to grocery stores makes it easier for families to buy and eat healthy foods.